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by Beckster
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 104
Views: 5834

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Adjuvant chemotherapy is treatment after surgery. preadjuvant is before surgery. I had both. Radiation/chemo to shrink tumor, surgery, then clean up chemo after. I had 0 lymph node involvement and no spread. And even though after radiation all that was left of tumor was scar tissue and pet scan sho...
by Beckster
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 200

Re: Still NED!!!!

AWESOME NEWS!! CONGRATS!
by Beckster
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 104
Views: 5834

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Rest and take one day at a time. The doctor ordered home nursing care for me which I was very helpful. You may want to ask if that is an option. She would come a couple times a week and check my vitals and answer any questions I had. I had a temporary ileostomy and she would help with that as well....
by Beckster
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 Months Post Chemo
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 3 Months Post Chemo

Lee wrote:Nothing short of AWESOME!!

Congratulation,

Lee
DarknessEmbraced wrote:Wonderful news! :)
susie0915 wrote:I just ran 3 miles this morning. Feels so good to be able to go outside and do this again. With all the issues I have had with my digestive system since surgery I never thought I would be able to run again. I did walk on my treadmill during chemo, had to stay close to home because of diarrhea. Then after a few months I started to add some running intervals. Even with my neuropathy running feels so good. Just have to be careful I lift my feet so I don't trip. I find the more I move the better the neuropathy is. Not painful, just a weird numb/tingly feeling all the time. This summer I have actually been able to go outside and run without worrying about having to use the bathroom. It just makes my life feel normal again and I am living an ordinary day as before. Sometimes it brings tears of joy just thinking about it. I get emotional about the little things I never appreciated before cancer. Congrats on your bloodwork results. Love good news.
menreeq wrote:Yay! So happy for you!!! Impressed you are running daily! I want to get back to running too, but apprehensive with HFS. Onc said I would be okay. Your post is inspiration for me to start!
mozart13 wrote:Nice, congrats!!!!
susie0915 wrote:Good News!
Robino1 wrote:Excellent! :D
peanut_8 wrote:Hooray!!!

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Thanks everyone...You guys are freakin awesome! What a great support system!! :D :D :D I hope I didn't forget anyone! If I did...you are included!
by Beckster
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried - Your Symptom Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Worried - Your Symptom Experience

Hey all, Another 25yo chronic worrier here asking about symptoms. So for many months now I've had quite irregular stools with abdominal pain.Mostly all toilet related (disappears mostly when I go for a number two, but lots of dull pain). I've not however noticed any blood in my stool, at least that...
by Beckster
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 Months Post Chemo
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 3 Months Post Chemo

I just ran 3 miles this morning. Feels so good to be able to go outside and do this again. With all the issues I have had with my digestive system since surgery I never thought I would be able to run again. I did walk on my treadmill during chemo, had to stay close to home because of diarrhea. Then...
by Beckster
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 Months Post Chemo
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 3 Months Post Chemo

Yay! So happy for you!!! Impressed you are running daily! I want to get back to running too, but apprehensive with HFS. Onc said I would be okay. Your post is inspiration for me to start! You might not be able to run yet, but you can certainly walk! I found that this really helps both physically an...
by Beckster
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: New

In this boat too. Just had my resection. It's a large tumor but it seemed to be localized. Now worrying about the lymphs. This is a great support group- a lot of helpful people with tons of success stories. We have to keep positive! That is the key....Stay Positive!!! I told you that you would feel...
by Beckster
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Love this site
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Love this site

Welcome! You will find that this group will give you advise and support to help you through your journey. I joined when I was first diagnosed, and they have been there for me every step of the way. They are a great group of people.

Good luck and we are here if you need us! :) :) :)
by Beckster
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 Months Post Chemo
Replies: 12
Views: 320

3 Months Post Chemo

Have to share..... Just received my blood work for 3 months post chemo with Xeloda. :D :D :D :D All of my numbers went down to normal range, not high normal.... CEA dropped from 3.6 to 2.8! It is so "pretty" that I want to frame it! What a way to start the weekend! I have been on a healthy...
by Beckster
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 104
Views: 5834

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

teacher2017 wrote:Ok I fixed my signature not that I know what any of it means. Thank you all for your help.




SENDING POSITIVE VIBES FOR TOMORROW!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)
by Beckster
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Health insurance coverage
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Health insurance coverage

Not sure if it's OK to post here, but curious about the best health insurance you have for. I have premera until the end of October, then I have to choose between Aetna or United healthcare. Anyone on either of these.... Aetna, I am looking at easy choice A or a choice plus plan with United health ...
by Beckster
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 2504

Re: Meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow

Hi Beckster, That's interesting re: 3000 mg of Xeloda. Did you do rounds of 3 weeks or 2 weeks? Also, re: HAI pump (cc'ed from another thread I commented on): Someone on my thread "meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow" suggested we look into the HAI pump. I read some of these links and it ...
by Beckster
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 2504

Re: Meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow

hart2hart, I didn't see your question for some reason until now. No, we are not interested in MSK and are very happy with Mass General. Exactly, CRguy. re:: Ox dosage... I think the people citing the 130 mg/m2 number are discounting my husband's comorbidities. 130 mg/m2 is the standard for the aver...

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